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BDSM Survey

October 10th, 2007 · No Comments


I am asking you to please participate in this quick and anonymous survey: the second national Survey of Violence & Discrimination Against Sexual Minorities.

Who is running this survey? Larry Iannotti, LCSW, is a professional social scientist and practicing therapist getting his doctoral degree through the City University of NY. Susan Wright is the Media Spokesperson for NCSF, and is accredited as a research assistant affiliated with CUNY. Both Larry and Susan are friends of mine and I trust them. They are activists and want to help the BDSM-leather-fetish community. For more information, please call Susan at 917-848-6544, or Larry at 212-465-1917.

Being conducted in cooperation with NCSF, this survey includes all of the questions asked on NCSF’s ground-breaking 1998 Violence & Discrimination Against Sexual Minorities survey, and includes new questions on personal, business, and Internet discrimination experienced by BDSM-leather-fetish practitioners.

The 1998 survey found significant discrimination and violence occurring against BDSM-leather-fetish practitioners. The new data may be used in court obscenity cases to prove that sexual minorities have been chilled on the Internet because of fear of prosecution. The survey also includes space for individuals to write about the discrimination they have faced, which will be helpful in illustrating the consequences of the negative stereotypes about BDSM-leather-fetish activities.

Please take a minute to fill out this anonymous survey even if you have not been a victim of violence or discrimination. Everybody please do it! As of right now, it has been mainly white men who have responded, and they want to get answers from people of color and women, too.

This is a community-wide effort and you can help:

  1. Please fill out the anonymous survey.
  2. Please contact surveybdsm@gmail.com to receive hard copies for your event or for distribution to your members.
  3. Please send this announcement to your email lists and/or post it in your blog, LiveJournal, MySpace and other online forums.

Thanks!
Lolita Wolf

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